Arroyo Regime is Trying to Terrorize the People and Justify Assaults
on Unarmed Demonstrators
By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
NDFP Chief Political Consultant
23 July 2006
By recycling the old lie that I instead of Marcos masterminded the 1971
Plaza Miranda and by repeatedly claiming for so many days already that
the New People's Army (NPA) is poised to infiltrate and attack anti-Arroyo
rallies, the Arroyo regime and its military and police minions are trying
to terrorize the people and frighten them from joining the demonstrations
on the day that Gloria M. Arroyo delivers another mendacious state-of-the-nation
The Arroyo regime is seeking to justify its ceaseless drive to launch
assaults on unarmed demonstrators, curtail their freedom of speech and
assembly and blame the NPA for the regime's very own bloody crimes. The
regime knows no bounds for its cowardice in killing and abducting its
unarmed political opponents and in suppressing the peaceful rallies of
the broad opposition. It arrogantly ignores the outrage of the Filipino
people and the people of the world.
The Arroyo regime, its psywar experts and paid hacks should stop blaming
me for the 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing. They should respect the official
conclusions and documents of their own state agencies. Attached hereto
is the March
2, 1994 resolution of the prosecutors office of the city of Manila,
dismissing as pure speculation the charge of multiple murder brought against
me by the military in 1991 in connection with the aforesaid 1971 bombing.
Also attached hereto is the April 20, 1998 certification of the GRP secretary
of justice that there is no pending criminal case against me.
The issues against the Arroyo regime should not be obscured by its slanderous
attacks on my person and its belatedly fabricated allegations against
me. The regime is culpable among others for electoral fraud, corruption,
subservience to foreign monopoly interests and gross human rights violations.
The broad masses of the people have all the right to rise up, speak up
and assemble in order to condemn the Arroyo regime and seek justice.
In her forthcoming SONA, the irrepressible liar Gloria M. Arroyo will
again boast about the growth of the gross domestic product, without fully
taking into account inflation and peso devaluation, the actual high rate
of unemployment, rising costs of importation, lack of real economic development,
the outflow of superprofits and debt service, unbridled corruption, rising
appropriations for the military and other counterproductive activities
and accelerated domestic and foreign indebtedness.
She will again boast of being able to destroy the armed revolutionary
movement of the people within the next few years, under the auspices of
US and mercenary interoperability and with the use of the most dishonest
and cowardly generals who are good at faking electoral results and battle
reports and killing unarmed legal activists and civilians. Of course,
she will not mention the growing failure of her all-out war policy and
Oplan Bantay Laya since 2001 and the increasingly effective tactical offensives
of the NPA on a nationwide scale. It would be fine if the mass media check
once in a while with the GSIS and other official records the insurance
claims of soldiers and police for death and injury in the battlefield.
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